Join Us For The Next
International Pageant

July 29th and 31st
2021

KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE

Showcasing
The Accomplishments
Of Today's
Teens ®

Miss Teen East Coast International®

Serena Current - 3rd Runner-Up

What Superhero would you like to be and why?
My life was changed when I heard the news that my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was a nine year old girl, confused and scared. After several months of treatment and two surgeries, she was a survivor! By the age of 11, I had raised over $2000 for Breast Cancer Organizations by sharing my experience with church and community groups. Currently, I am proud to partner with The National Breast Cancer Foundation.

What according to you is a true friend?
In Las Vegas, Nevada at age 13, I got chosen to be an assistant for the famous magician David Copperfield. Feeling both excited and nervous, I ran on stage where Mr. Copperfield explained the responsibilities of a magicians assistant; It was my job to hold a live scorpion during the performance.

How do you handle criticism?
I do not remember a time that I did not love Barbie. As I grew older, my love of anything Barbie grew. I once had to write an essay on a woman that I admired, I wrote mine on Barbie and all she has done for equal gender rights. I explained that Barbie was an astronaut before Sally Ride, a racecar driver before Danica Patrick, and even President.

When was the last time you tried something new?
Since I am about to graduate high school, I feel obliged to mention my Pre-School graduation story. Graduation was a big production at my Church Program, complete with cap and gown and mini diplomas. There was a big crowd that day, with lots of smiling family members in attendance. The minute they handed me my diploma, I passed out on the stage!. Let's hope this doesn't happen again in a few weeks!

Do you think crying is a sign of weakness or strength?
Ever since I was a young child, I would describe myself as ambitious; desiring and determined to succeed. I have always been very focused on my goals and willing to work hard to make my dreams come true. To quote Ayn Rand, The question isnt who is going to let me; Its who is going to stop me.